A section of Kisii county residents have decried and asked for urgent intervention in what they term as poor service from the county’s’ Land Registry.
The group led by Land Valuer Ms Rachael Otundo have asked the cabinet secretary for Lands Mrs Farida Karoney to urgently staff the county registry and sack lazy and the corrupt.
According to the group, the current land registrar Mr Steve Mokaya should be held accountable and hence be sacked for watching and leading a corrupt office at the expense of its citizens.
Land in Kisii being a menace in the county, the public is aggrieved over poor reception from the Land registry.
The public have also raised concern over mistreatment from the workers also cartels who claim to work in that office sourcing money from vulnerable public in the name of assisting them to acquire their documents.
It is high time for the registrar to note that the public should be treated with care, dignity and decorum as they are his employers. .
Also we as the public should be informed whether official search certificates on application should be issued without any personal grounds to avoid fraud.
“Land in Kisii is a big problem, the government should keenly clean up the mess at the registry, to avert a future crisis”, she said.
Jimmy Peter on his part has said that the registry lacks basic customer care service and documents submitted at its desk are later used to make forged documents to defraud Kisii county residents,
“We have had several cases with some even proven in court due to negligence and corruption at the department.
We ask EACC and other relevant government agencies to intervene and investigate corruption at the registry”, Jimmy who is also the Gusii Governance Watch Chairman added.
He also noted that there are some people working in land registry as officers who are not recruited by the government but cartels from the Land registrar Steve Mokaya.
Our effort to reach land registry to substantiate the claims didn’t bear any fruit.
CS Faridah Karoney had earlier this year visited Kisii to discuss on areas on partnership on land matters so as to assess the status that will pave way for digitization .
The CS also discussed issues on public land, land encroachment, Land grabbing, land Fraud, survey, land registration among other issues.
This is the second time the public have demonstrated over the poor reception . Over the past the Kisii Land registry has been accused of corruption, incompetence and poor service delivery.